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A funny thing happened on the way to school... by Calì, Davide, 1972- author.

A funny thing happened on the way to school...

A humorous story about imaginative excuses for being late to school.

Apr 18, 2015
A lullaby for Little One by Casey, Dawn, 1975-

A lullaby for Little One

Sharing a last game at the end of a lovely day filled with laughter and fun, little Bunny and Big Daddy Rabbit are joined by their woodland friends until little Bunny tires of all the hullabaloo, prompting a special lullaby by Big Daddy Rabbit.

Apr 18, 2015
A lullaby for little one by Casey, Dawn, 1975- author.

A lullaby for little one

Sharing a last game at the end of a lovely day filled with laughter and fun, little Bunny and Big Daddy Rabbit are joined by their woodland friends until little Bunny tires of all the hullabaloo, prompting a special lullaby by Big Daddy Rabbit.

Apr 15, 2015
Aliens in underpants save the world by Freedman, Claire.

Aliens in underpants save the world

A rhyming tale returns readers to the outer space universe of the underwear-clad extraterrestrials that finds them combining their unique abilities in wacky ways to keep the world safe.

Apr 18, 2015
All my stripes - a story for children with autism by Rudolph, Shaina.

All my stripes - a story for children with autism

Zane rushes home to tell his mother about problems he faced during his school day, and she reminds him that while others may only see his "autism stripe," he has stripes for honesty, caring, and much more.

Apr 18, 2015
Apple Days- A Rosh Hashanah Story by Soffer, Allison Sarnoff

Apple Days- A Rosh Hashanah Story

Apr 18, 2015
Bear and Duck by Hudson, Katy

Bear and Duck

Apr 18, 2015
Bear counts by Wilson, Karma.

Bear counts

As friends Bear and Mouse share a day together, Bear counts various objects, from one to five, and the reader is invited to do the same.

Apr 18, 2015
Bedtime at Bessie and Lil's by Sternberg, Julie, author.

Bedtime at Bessie and Lil's

It's bedtime for Bessie and Lil, but these spirited bunnies are too busy to stay still and listen to Mama, as she tries to read them a bedtime story.

Apr 18, 2015
Ben draws trouble by Davies, Matt (Matthew Keiland Parry), 1966- author, illustrator.

Ben draws trouble

Ben loves to draw and does so in all of his classes, but his drawings of people are so good he's afraid to let his classmates see them, until the day he loses his notebook and his talent's revealed.

Apr 18, 2015
Bread and honey by Asch, Frank, author, illustrator.

Bread and honey

At school one day Bear paints a picture of his mother. On his way home, each of his friends offers advice on how to make the picture look even better. Will Mama Bear be angry -- or amused -- when she sees Bear's unusual portrait?

Apr 11, 2015
Bulldozer's Big Day by Fleming, Candace/ Rohmann, Eric (ILT)

Bulldozer's Big Day

Apr 18, 2015
By Mouse & Frog by Freedman, Deborah (Deborah Jane), 1960- author, illustrator.

By Mouse & Frog

"Mouse has one idea about what a book should be and how to tell a story. Frog has another. What happens when these two very different friends try to create a book together?"--

Apr 18, 2015
Charlie plays ball by Drummond, Ree.

Charlie plays ball

"Charlie the basset hound participates in a variety of sports on the ranch"--

Apr 18, 2015
Chu's day at the beach by Gaiman, Neil, author.

Chu's day at the beach

"Chu the panda goes to the beach!"--

Apr 18, 2015
Daddy stories. by Not Available (NA)

Daddy stories.

Presents three stories about fathers, including a tale that explores the different jobs fathers perform in and out of the house.

Apr 18, 2015
Don't copy me! by Allen, Jonathan, 1957-

Don't copy me!

When Little Puffin finds that three gull chicks are following him, he gets frustrated that they are copying him and plots to outsmart them.

Apr 18, 2015
Elephants can't jump! by Willis, Jeanne, author.

Elephants can't jump!

Elephant refuses to believe he cannot jump and ignores the jeers of other animals as he tries, but they are all surprised when Elephant does something that no other animal can.

Apr 11, 2015
Elmer and butterfly by McKee, David, author, illustrator.

Elmer and butterfly

"As Elmer the patchwork elephant is strolling through the jungle, he hears a cry for help. A butterfly is trapped. Elmer easily frees her. She promises to help Elmer. But how can a butterfly ever help an elephant?"--

Apr 18, 2015
Everybody sleeps (but not Fred) by Schneider, Josh, 1980- author, illustrator.

Everybody sleeps (but not Fred)

Although animals everywhere are sleeping, a youngster with an active imagination and a hefty to-do list resists bedtime with adventurous flair.

Apr 18, 2015
Everything by Dodd, Emma, 1969- author, illustrator.

Everything

Rhyming text helps a little koala understand all the reasons why his mother loves him.

Apr 18, 2015
Good people everywhere by Gillen, Lynea.

Good people everywhere

A story to help children become mindful of caring people in their world, to ease their fears and to develop their sense of gratitude. Includes two activity pages to encourage children to find the good people in their lives.

Apr 18, 2015
Grandma Lives in a Perfume Village by Suzhen, Fang/ Danowski, Sonja (ILT)

Grandma Lives in a Perfume Village

Apr 18, 2015
Have you seen my monster? by Light, Steve, author, illustrator.

Have you seen my monster?

Invites young readers to identify shapes while helping a small girl search the fair for her pet monster.

Apr 18, 2015
How to draw a dragon by Florian, Douglas, author, illustrator.

How to draw a dragon

Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text guide the reader in drawing scaly, knobby-kneed dragons that fly, play musical instruments, ride bicycles, and more.

Apr 18, 2015
How to surprise a dad by Reagan, Jean, 1965-

How to surprise a dad

"Two siblings provide instructions for how to surprise one's dad, including surprises you can make, do, or find--and how to plan a Special Day surprise party for him"--

Apr 18, 2015
I don't like Koala by Ferrell, Sean.

I don't like Koala

Adam does not like his stuffed koala because of its terrible eyes, terrible face, and terrible paws, but each time he tries to get rid of it, Koala comes back until Adam realizes that Koala is on his side.

Apr 18, 2015
I feel sick! by Ross, Tony, author, illustrator.

I feel sick!

Claiming to be too ill to do chores or go to school, the Little Princess makes a miraculous recovery when a party invitation arrives.

Apr 18, 2015
I just don't like the sound of NO! - [my story about accepting 'no' for an answer and disagreeing ... the right way!] by Cook, Julia, 1964-, author.

I just don't like the sound of NO! - [my story about accepting 'no' for an answer and disagreeing ... the right way!]

Shows readers the steps to the fundamental social skills of accepting "no" and disagreeing appropriately. When RJ learns to use these skills the right way, he finds that rewards come his way, instead of arguments.

Apr 18, 2015
I wish you more by Rosenthal, Amy Krouse, author.

I wish you more

In simple text and pictures, the author and illustrator create a compendium of small daily moments.

Apr 18, 2015
I'm not reading! by Allen, Jonathan, 1957-

I'm not reading!

Baby Owl reluctantly reads a story to Baby Chick, whose numerous brothers, sisters, cousins, and friends join in and test Baby Owl's patience.

Apr 15, 2015
I'm not reading! by Allen, Jonathan, 1957- author.

I'm not reading!

Baby Owl reluctantly reads a story to Baby Chick, whose numerous brothers, sisters, cousins, and friends join in and test Baby Owl's patience.

Apr 18, 2015
I'm not ready! by Allen, Jonathan, 1957-

I'm not ready!

When Baby Owl doesn't feel ready to start school, he delays by picking up his toys, brushing his feathers, and taking care of Owly, his stuffed animal.

Apr 18, 2015
If I had a triceratops by O'Connor, George, author, illustrator.

If I had a triceratops

A little boy wonders about what it would be like to have a triceratops for a pet and imagines playing fetch, teaching her tricks, and cuddling up with her at the end of the night.

Apr 15, 2015
Inside this book - (are three books). by Saltzberg, Barney, author, illustrator.

Inside this book - (are three books).

Given blank books by their mother, Seymour, Fiona, and Wilbur let their imaginations fly, then put their stories, poems, and pictures together in a single, shared book.

Apr 18, 2015
Is it Passover yet? by Barash, Chris.

Is it Passover yet?

One family prepares for the traditional seder that ushers in Passover.

Apr 18, 2015
It's only Stanley by Agee, Jon, author, illustrator.

It's only Stanley

Very strange noises that keep awakening the Wimbledon family one night have an even stranger source.

Apr 15, 2015
Just fishing with grandma by Mayer, Gina. author.

Just fishing with grandma

Little Critter and his grandma have a day of adventure when they go fishing.

Apr 18, 2015
Little red Henry by Urban, Linda, author.

Little red Henry

Wanting to assert his independence after tiring of his family's coddling, a youngest family member works to dress himself, feed himself, and enjoy a solo adventure, in a lighthearted reworking of the "Little Red Hen" story.

Apr 18, 2015
Little sleepyhead by McPike, Elizabeth.

Little sleepyhead

"After a busy day filled with loved ones, adventure, and fun, baby is tired from head to toe"--

Apr 18, 2015
Lizzie and the last day of school by Noble, Trinka Hakes.

Lizzie and the last day of school

"Lizzie loves school more than anything. After starting first grade, she mistakenly thinks it will last a full year and is dismayed when it ends in June. Luckily her first grade teacher applies to teach summer school"--

Apr 18, 2015
Look! by Mack, Jeff.

Look!

Using only two words--"look" and "out"--relates a story about an attention-loving gorilla, a television-loving boy, and a friendship that develops over books.

Apr 18, 2015
Mama Seeton's whistle by Spinelli, Jerry.

Mama Seeton's whistle

"Mama Seeton's simple and comforting whistle calls her family home, no matter how far away they may be"--

Apr 18, 2015
Margret & H.A. Rey's Curious George visits the dentist by Perez, Monica, author.

Margret & H.A. Rey's Curious George visits the dentist

When Curious George bites into a wax apple and gets a loose tooth, he and the man in the yellow hat head to the dentist's office where George's curiosity goes into full swing.

Apr 18, 2015
Marilyn's monster by Knudsen, Michelle, author.

Marilyn's monster

A lot of Marilyn's friends have monsters. It's the latest thing. Each one is just right for its boy or girl. Marilyn really wants a monster, too, but despite her efforts to be the kind of girl no monster could resist, hers just doesn't come. What could be taking it so long? Everyone knows you just have to wait for your monster - but the spunky and determined Marilyn thinks there may be other ways that things can work.

Apr 18, 2015
Me and My Dad by Climo, Liz

Me and My Dad

Apr 18, 2015
Me, too! by Dunklee, Annika, 1965- author.

Me, too!

"This funny, honest picture book by Annika Dunklee perfectly captures the rhythms of youngsters' friendships and emotions, while also reminding them that there's always room for new people in their lives"--Publisher.

Apr 18, 2015
Meet the Dullards by Pennypacker, Sara, 1951- author.

Meet the Dullards

"Mr. and Mrs. Dullard move their family to a boring town to avoid any excitment in their lives"--

Apr 18, 2015
Milk and cookies by Asch, Frank, author, illustrator.

Milk and cookies

Baby Bear and his parents are having a sleepover at his grandparent's house when he hears a scary noise. He looks through the cellar door keyhole and sees a dragon! Then he dreams the dragon comes upstairs and eats his milk and cookies. Bear is scared, but luckily his father shows him that the dragon is not what he thinks -- and there are plenty of milk and cookies to comfort him.

Apr 15, 2015
Monsters Love Underpants by Freedman, Claire/ Cort, Ben (ILT)

Monsters Love Underpants

Apr 18, 2015
Mustache Baby meets his match by Heos, Bridget.

Mustache Baby meets his match

A play date goes awry when Baby Billy and his mustache meet Beard Baby.

Apr 18, 2015
My bike by Barton, Byron, author.

My bike

Tom tells all about his bicycle, his ride to work past trucks, cars, and even elephants, and his work as a circus performer.

Apr 18, 2015
Orangutanka - a story in poems by Engle, Margarita.

Orangutanka - a story in poems

All the orangutans are ready for a nap in the sleepy depths of the afternoon--all except one. Written in a series of linked poems in the tanka style, an ancient Japanese form of poetry.

Apr 18, 2015
Otter in Space by Garton, Sam/ Garton, Sam (ILT)

Otter in Space

Apr 18, 2015
Otto the owl who loved poetry by Kousky, Vern, author, illustrator.

Otto the owl who loved poetry

"Otto the Owl doesn't fit in because he would rather recite poetry than hunt mice"--

Apr 18, 2015
Outstanding in the rain by Viva, Frank, author, illustrator.

Outstanding in the rain

Rhyming text tells of a boy's birthday at Coney Island, while each turn of the page reveals a new meaning for an oronym--a pair of words or phrases which sound the same but have different spellings and meanings.

Apr 18, 2015
Paddington at the beach by Bond, Michael, author.

Paddington at the beach

Paddington Bear heads to the beach and worries if he will be able to enjoy his bun as one seagull after another follows him in hopes of stealing his snack.

Apr 18, 2015
Peep and Ducky rainy day by Martin, David, 1944- author.

Peep and Ducky rainy day

"When Peep visits Ducky on a rainy day, the little pals have no trouble finding things to do. Inside, there is a tent to build and a pillow fight to be had. And outside, with the help of galoshes and umbrella, it's fun to captain a boat--until a whoosh of wind and a clap of thunder sends them running back in!"--Publisher.

Apr 18, 2015
Pete the cat's groovy guide to life by Dean, Kim, 1969- author.

Pete the cat's groovy guide to life

Everyone's favorite cat shares a collection of his favorite inspirational and feel-good quotes, from well-known classics attributed to luminaries such as Albert Einstein, Confucius, Abraham Lincoln, Shakespeare and more!

Apr 18, 2015
Pool by Yi, Chi-hyn (Illustrator).

Pool

Two shy children meet at a noisy pool and dive beneath the crowd into a magical undersea land, where they explore a fantastical landscape and meet various creatures.

Apr 18, 2015
Prickly Jenny by Delacroix, Sibylle.

Prickly Jenny

Apr 11, 2015
Pups to the rescue!. by Random House (COR)

Pups to the rescue!.

Introduces Ryder and his historic team of dogs, as featured on the television program "PAW Patrol," and describes their characteristics, abilities, and favorite activities.

Apr 18, 2015
Rappy the raptor by Gutman, Dan.

Rappy the raptor

"Rappy the Raptor tells the story of how he bacame a rapping Velociraptor, all in rhyme"--

Apr 18, 2015
Richard Scarry's Postman Pig and his busy neighbors. by Scarry, Richard.

Richard Scarry's Postman Pig and his busy neighbors.

Postman Pig meets his neighbors as he makes his daily deliveries throughout Busytown.

Apr 18, 2015
Rita's rhino by Ross, Tony, author, illustrator.

Rita's rhino

When Rita's mother refuses to get her a pet, Rita goes to the zoo and returns with a rhinoceros--but keeping a pet rhino a secret proves to be much trickier than she ever imagined.

Apr 18, 2015
Rodeo Red by Perkins, Maripat.

Rodeo Red

Rodeo Red and her hound dog, Rusty, are happy as can be until Side Swiping Slim comes to town and starts stirring up trouble for them, but when Slim steals Rusty, Red will do anything to get him back--even give up the birthday gift her Aunt Sal, a city slicker, sent.

Apr 18, 2015
Scooby-Doo's color mystery by Bird, Benjamin, 1978- author.

Scooby-Doo's color mystery

In this book with simple text, the reader and Scooby-Doo follow the colorful clues as the Great Dane hunts for his friends.

Apr 18, 2015
See you next year by Larsen, Andrew, 1960- author.

See you next year

Each summer, a girl travels with her family to the same beachside resort, with everything being comfortably predictable, but this year, the pattern of her vacation changes when she meets a new friend.

Apr 18, 2015
Should you be a river - a poem about love by Young, Ed, author.

Should you be a river - a poem about love

"A personally inspired poem that celebrates the trials and triumphs of unconditional love"--

Apr 18, 2015
Show me happy by Allen, Kathryn Madeline, author.

Show me happy

"Explores simple actions and concepts that children learn as they start to socialize and communicate"--

Apr 18, 2015
Sidewalk flowers by Lawson, JonArno, author.

Sidewalk flowers

A little girl collects wildflowers while on a walk with her distracted father. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter. This wordless picture book, conceived by award-winning poet JonArno Lawson and beautifully brought to life by illustrator Sydney Smith, is an ode to the importance of small things, small people and small gestures.

Apr 15, 2015
Sleepless Knight by Sturm, James, 1965-

Sleepless Knight

"The Knight can't wait for her first camping trip! She and her horse Edward pack everything they need--including her beloved Teddy--and head out into the woods. But when it's time for bed, Teddy is nowhere to be found!"--

Apr 15, 2015
Snow White and the seventy-seven dwarfs by Calì, Davide, 1972- author.

Snow White and the seventy-seven dwarfs

Apr 18, 2015
Sock Monkey boogie-woogie - a friend is made by Bell, Cece, author, illustrator.

Sock Monkey boogie-woogie - a friend is made

Sock Monkey, the famous toy actor, tries to find a dance partner for the Big Celebrity Dance.

Apr 18, 2015
Stick and Stone by Ferry, Beth, author.

Stick and Stone

Stick and Stone are both lonely until Pinecone's teasing causes one to stick up for the other, and a solid friendship is formed.

Apr 18, 2015
Such a little mouse by Schertle, Alice, author.

Such a little mouse

In every season a little mouse pops out of his hole in the meadow and explores his world, gathering the food and supplies he will need when winter comes.

Apr 18, 2015
Sun above and blooms below - a springtime of opposites by Chernesky, Felicia Sanzari.

Sun above and blooms below - a springtime of opposites

"A class takes a springtime field trip to a farm to see chicks hatch and discover many opposite things in their surroundings"--

Apr 18, 2015
Tallulah's tap shoes by Singer, Marilyn.

Tallulah's tap shoes

Tallulah loves the grace and elegance of ballet and can pirouette perfectly but at dance camp struggles to learn tap.

Apr 18, 2015
Tell me what to dream about by Potter, Giselle, author, illustrator.

Tell me what to dream about

At bedtime, a little girl asks her big sister to tell her what to dream about and together they imagine the possibilities.

Apr 18, 2015
The big book of PAW Patrol by Tillworth, Mary, author.

The big book of PAW Patrol

Introduces the members of the PAW Patrol, describing what each member is responsible for, their headquarters, and their special badges.

Apr 18, 2015
The big helper by Bright, J. E, author.

The big helper

When Dad decides to create to-do lists for the family, Splat is sure he'll never have fun again, but then he learns how using his imagination can make anything fun.

Apr 18, 2015
The dinosaurs are having a party! by Jones, Gareth P.

The dinosaurs are having a party!

"The dinosaurs are having a party. It starts precisely at three. I'm a boy not a dinosaur. So I'm pleased they invited me. But the dinosaurs are planning to serve a special dish at their party and perhaps all is not as it seems"--

Apr 15, 2015
The Fly by Horacek, Petr

The Fly

Apr 18, 2015
The Polar Express by Van Allsburg, Chris.

The Polar Express

A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.

Apr 15, 2015
The potato king by Niemann, Christoph, author, illustrator.

The potato king

Presents a fictionalized account of how King Frederick of Prussia tricked his subjects into adopting the potato into their diet.

Apr 18, 2015
The skunk by Barnett, Mac.

The skunk

"A man is followed by a skunk all day until the tables turn"--

Apr 18, 2015
The tooth book by LeSieg, Theo., 1904-1991.

The tooth book

Rhyming text and illustrations briefly point out what animals have teeth, their uses, and how to care for them. On board pages.

Apr 18, 2015
The world in a second by Martins, Isabel Minhós, author.

The world in a second

A story inspired by the question, "What are people doing right now on the other side of the world?" depicts natural and human events happening all over the world--from New York and Turkey to South Africa and Greece--at the same second.

Apr 18, 2015
There was an old lady who swallowed a frog! by Colandro, Lucille, author.

There was an old lady who swallowed a frog!

Presents a retelling of the classic tale in which the solution proves worse than the predicament when an old lady swallows a frog and other objects associated with a garden.

Apr 18, 2015
There's no such thing as little by Pham, LeUyen, author, illustrator.

There's no such thing as little

Reveals how things that seem little are actually very important, such as a little light that is really a welcoming light, or a little idea that is actually a fantastic idea.

Apr 18, 2015
Thomas & friends. The adventure begins by

Thomas & friends. The adventure begins

"How did Thomas the Tank Engine arrive on the Island of Sodor? How did he become the number 1 little blue engine?" --

Apr 18, 2015
Tommy can't stop by Federle, Tim.

Tommy can't stop

Tommy has worn out his parents and sister with his bouncing, clomping, and leaping, but when they convince him to try tap dancing, he finds it the perfect outlet for his energy.

Apr 18, 2015
Troto and the trucks by Shulevitz, Uri, 1935- author, illustrator.

Troto and the trucks

Troto is a happy little car who likes to go places until he drives all the way to Cactusville and meets some big trucks that tease him for being so small.

Apr 18, 2015
Uh-oh! by Crum, Shutta.

Uh-oh!

Two toddlers have a nearly-silent adventure at the beach.

Apr 18, 2015
Under a pig tree - a history of the noble fruit by Palatini, Margie.

Under a pig tree - a history of the noble fruit

Using sticky notes, an author tries to convince her publisher that her book is about figs, not pigs, but the wording, illustrations, and even recipes present pigs as growing on trees, and tasty with orange and ginger sauce.

Apr 18, 2015
Use your words, Sophie by Wells, Rosemary, author, illustrator.

Use your words, Sophie

"When Sophie's new sister won't stop crying, only two-year-old Sophie can communicate with her, even if she isn't using her words as her parents want her to"--

Apr 15, 2015
Wake up, Bear by Dodd, Lynley.

Wake up, Bear

Despite all their efforts none of the animals can get bear to wake up from his winter sleep.

Apr 18, 2015
When the animals saved Earth - an eco-fable by Lumbard, Alexis York, 1981-

When the animals saved Earth - an eco-fable

Apr 18, 2015
Where are my books? by Ohi, Debbie Ridpath, 1962- author, illustrator.

Where are my books?

Spencer loves books and reads one every night, sometimes aloud, then puts the book back in its place, but one morning his favorite book is missing, and the next day another, each replaced by a different object.

Apr 18, 2015
Where is Pim? by Landström, Lena, author.

Where is Pim?

Playing in the park, Pom is helping his friend Pim fly by tossing the stuffed toy into the air, but suddenly Pim flies off when a dog arrives to join in the game.

Apr 18, 2015
Wherever you go by Miller, Pat Zietlow.

Wherever you go

Illustrations and rhyming text follow a young rabbit as he leaves home on a journey, discovering the joys of different kinds of roads and what they may bring--including a way back home.

Apr 18, 2015
Who will tuck me in tonight? by Roth, Carol.

Who will tuck me in tonight?

Various farm animal mothers do their best to tuck Woolly the lamb into bed, but nothing is quite right until Mother Sheep arrives.

Apr 18, 2015
Won Ton and Chopstick - a cat and dog tale told in haiku by Wardlaw, Lee, 1955- author.

Won Ton and Chopstick - a cat and dog tale told in haiku

Won Ton and his boy are enjoying a fine life until "Doom"--a dog that's smelly and steals his dinner--arrives, but soon the disgruntled cat learns that his new family member might have some good points, too.

Apr 18, 2015
Yard sale by Bunting, Eve, 1928- author.

Yard sale

Callie and her family are moving from their house to an apartment, so they're having a yard sale. It can be hard to let things go, but in the end, it's who you have - not what you have - that counts.

Apr 18, 2015
Yeti and the bird by Shireen, Nadia, author, illustrator.

Yeti and the bird

A lonely forest monster and a lost bird become friends.

Apr 18, 2015
You can do it, Bert! by Könnecke, Ole, 1961- author, illustrator.

You can do it, Bert!

Apr 11, 2015
Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada by Fallon, Jimmy/ Ordonez, Miguel (ILT)

Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada

Apr 18, 2015
Zig and the magic umbrella by Kantorovitz, Sylvie, author, illustrator.

Zig and the magic umbrella

Zig, a small, blue creature who lives in a rainy, gray world, grabs hold of a red umbrella and is carried away to a colorful forest where he becomes a hero--and a friend.

Apr 15, 2015